May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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London: Beloved London label PPQ made it clear from the start with aggressive 60s styling (manicured high ponytails and pale pink lipstick) that S/S 13 would be a retro affair. A bold paisley print, platform sandals and flared pajama pants fit right in with the literal nature of the presentation, as did groovy stretch jumpsuits and a-line minidresses. Off-the-shoulder tops in sailor stripes were the perfect compliment to cropped wasp-waist skirts, but the collection faltered when it strayed from swinging London references with walking shorts and heavy weekend bags. Longer lengths also did PPQ no favors, and the floor-length gowns closing the show broke the otherwise festive atmosphere.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim & flowing / Off-the-shoulder / A-line
Color: Pale pink / Scarlet / Navy / Khaki / Black / Chartreuse
Key Items: Flared silk pajama pants / Halter dresses & blouses / Jumpsuits / A-line miniskirts / Off-the-shoulder tops
Materials: Sheer printed chiffon / Silk / Cotton twill / Lurex
Print + Pattern: Vivid oversized paisley / Sailor stripes
Details + Trim: Three quarter sleeves / Contrast collars / Elongated ties / Ruffles / Tails
Accessories + Footwear: Crystal drop earrings / Platform sandals / Round sunglasses / Net hats / Layered bracelets / Printed weekend bags / Pendant necklaces / Corset belts / Cuff bracelets
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